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Trouble at the Zoo – A New Cartoon

The job market just got tougher.

The job market just got tougher.

I’ve got a brand new cartoon just for you. This one pays overdue tribute to the difficult job market born of the collapse of credit and housing. (Image after jump.) Although the federal government is pulling out all the stops to create questionable jobs through the gigantic economic stimulus package passed this winter, many states and local governments are being forced to cut services, resulting in a loss of employment for countless thousands. As a cartoonist, I couldn’t help but ponder what would happen if zoos and safari parks were forced to fire their main attractions. So please: Enjoy, leave comments, write a poem.

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Discussion

14 comments for “Trouble at the Zoo – A New Cartoon”

  1. Economic stimulus should be directed at all life forms. I say put lizards, fish and plants to work too (do they have lobbyists?).

    Posted by Tommy2 | June 17, 2009, 12:40 pm
  2. “I don’t care how bad it gets. I’m not renting to gorillas.”

    “Are you that gorilla guarding the door that I’m not supposed to see?”

    “Stop looking at me like I’m a piece of meat!”

    Posted by Sandy | June 17, 2009, 2:40 pm
  3. I thought Obama courted the zoo animal vote by promising cabinet posts. (Isn’t that the group that’s going to fill the Treasury openings?)

    Posted by Bill S. | June 18, 2009, 8:49 am
  4. “I knew I shouldn’t have eaten all the bananas I bought this morning.”

    Posted by Libby | June 18, 2009, 4:11 pm
  5. “Seventeen years and just before I get my pension, bam! Things sure aren’t like they used to be.”

    Posted by Amanda | June 19, 2009, 2:14 pm
  6. Ha, ha. Nice work on the captions, all. (I’m proud of my gorilla friend; he’s a handsome devil, don’t you think?)

    Posted by SplendidMarbles | June 19, 2009, 3:35 pm
  7. I’m looking for a job that doesn’t require me to wear a suit.

    Posted by Peter Hepburn | June 19, 2009, 11:19 pm
  8. I work for bananas, who do you think they will hire…lol.

    Posted by Tari Lawson | June 20, 2009, 10:46 am
  9. I guess only homos can get these jobs!

    Posted by Steve Singer | June 21, 2009, 12:30 am
  10. Here’s a job opening testing luggage.

    Posted by Fran Welch | June 22, 2009, 12:54 pm
  11. Wanna hear your horoscope? Mine says “Beware of tall dark strangers with evil intentions.” Hmm, I wonder what that means? Oh well, it doesn’t matter. They never come true anyway! Say…you wanna go get a drink with me when we’re done here? I’ll buy!

    Posted by lisa keller | June 25, 2009, 12:08 am
  12. I like working with people.

    Posted by Peter Hepburn | June 27, 2009, 3:03 pm
  13. No college? You’re not going anywhere without that sheepskin fella.

    Posted by Peter Hepburn | June 27, 2009, 3:05 pm
  14. Larry wondered if his part time gig at the pet store was finally over

    Posted by OZ | September 15, 2009, 1:34 pm

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